Notice Regarding Adoptions in Singapore

The Embassy strongly urges prospective adoptive parents in Singapore to consult with the Embassy before identifying or taking custody of a child or otherwise proceeding with any adoption case.  The United States government is fully committed to protecting the welfare and interests of children and their parents and to preserving the integrity of the international adoption process.  Prospective adoptive parents should be aware that U.S. law, and not a foreign court, determines if a particular child qualifies for an immigrant visa.  An adoption by a court decree or comparable order by a competent authority does not automatically qualify a child for an immigrant visa for entry into the United States.

For further information on adoptions, we encourage prospective adoptive parents to visit the State Department website.

We welcome inquiries from American citizens on this matter at any time via email at or by telephone at 6476-9100.  Please direct all adoption inquiries to the Immigrant Visa unit.